Ethel Bean Turner Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1,800 ft.) : si., b&w ; 8 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1935 - 1955
Summary
Collection contains [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies], footage of summer and winter family activities and events at The Cape, cottages on Thompson Lake, Maine, and surrounding areas. Scenes include fishing and boat rides, children playing in snow, farm life and animals, hunting parties, weddings and barn building. Footage also shows nature scenes: fall foliage, loons and other lake wildlife, and damage from 1938 hurricane. Other subjects include Maine seasonal operations such as ice cutting and log drives, and trips to Boston and Niagara Falls.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Margaret Cummings Bean (1912-1972) was a businesswoman who rented out cottages at Thompson Lake in Otisfield in western Maine. Ethel Bean Turner, her daughter-in-law, still runs this business, known as The Cape, Housekeeping Cottages. The Turner family lives at The Cape, Otisfield.
People and Organizations
Bean Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 33
Showing 1 - 10 of 33:
1) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 2
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 2: [dc 1935] The Farm and horses (winter), Frank on horses at the Cape (Otisfield), dog Rowdy in wi...more
2) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 3
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 3: [dc 1945, b&w] Harbor--Boston.more
3) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 4
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 4: [dc 1948, col.] Rubber raft from Cape on lake, views of Cape and beach at other end of lake.more
4) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 5
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 5: [dc 1952, col.] Cape flowers, ditch digging at Lodge, Cape boats, farm equipment, fields, etc.more
5) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 6
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 6: [dc 1946, b&w] Frank shoveling snow, garden, Janet with swing, skis, Bum and ? [in] heavy snow,...more
6) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 7
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 7: [dc 1948, b&w] [Tractors,] Log drive start, Crooked River, log drive start, logs being 'sacked'...more
7) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 8
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 8: [dc 1942, col.] Ice cutting at Cape, [dogs and puppies on ice, children sledding on ice]. 'Big r...more
8) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 9
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 9: [dc 1947, col.] Boat ride from boathouse around the island, loons, nest, eggs, later babies [lit...more
9) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 10
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 10: [dc 1951, col.] 1941, spring fishing, Norm Sweat with fish, Aunty Elliot, ? hose, some fire, lo...more
10) [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies] Reel 11
Donor's notes as follows. Reel notes in quotes; reel numbers are donor-assigned. Reel 11: [dc 1938, col.] Garden on front lawn, haying at farm, off to church, closet Janet, Rowdy & Bull...more
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